A solid-state drive (SSD) boosts the performance of any application running on it when compared to a common hard-disk drive (HDD). The reason is that a solid-state drive uses a number of interconnected flash memory units, so there're no physical parts to move. In contrast, a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks and every reading or writing process causes the disks to move, which means that the speed of an HDD is limited. As the cost of the two kinds of drives are different as well, many personal computers and web servers are equipped with an SSD for the OS and various applications, and an HDD for data storage, in this way balancing price and efficiency. A hosting service provider may also use a solid-state drive for caching purposes, so files that are accessed very often will be saved on such a drive for accomplishing higher loading speeds and for minimizing the reading/writing processes on the hard disks.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Web Hosting

We use only SSDs on our top-notch cloud web hosting platform and we've eliminated all HDDs on our production servers as to ensure lightning-fast loading speeds for every aspect of our services - files, e-mails and databases. That way, any content that you upload to your cloud web hosting account will be accessible very fast. To boost the overall performance of the websites hosted on our end even further, we also use a number of SSDs that function solely as cache - our system stores regularly accessed content on them and updates it automatically. We use such a setup to ensure that resource-demanding sites don't affect the performance of the other sites hosted on our platform and this way all other Internet sites can also take advantage of the speed that the SSD drives provide. What's more, since the load on the main drives is decreased, their life-span will be longer, that is one more guarantee for the safety and stability of your info.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

All semi-dedicated server accounts that we provide are made on a cloud platform which employs exclusively SSD drives. We do not use HDDs any longer, so your sites will load extremely fast because we employ SSDs for every part of the service - files, databases and email addresses. Considering that some users may host Internet sites that could be more popular than others, we also use numerous drives for caching. Our system identifies any content which is loaded more often and clones it on these drives in order to load it from them. This configuration is used for load-balancing purposes as we make sure that several reading/writing intensive Internet sites will not influence the performance of the rest of the Internet sites that are stored on the very same main drive. Using caching drives also raises the lifespan of the main storage SSDs and reduces the potential for disk failures.